Executive Directors

Caroline Costello

Caroline Costello is a third-year student at George Washington University in Washington D.C., double majoring in Political Science and International Affairs, with a minor in Chinese. Caroline volunteered with Learning Enterprises in China in PY19 and then served as Program Director of the Poland program in PY20. Her experiences both teaching in country and working with the LE staff at home inspire her to lead the organization through another successful year. 

In her spare time, Caroline enjoys reading, biking, and playing the guitar. She is excited to begin her third year with Learning Enterprises as the PY21 Managing Director!

Contact Caroline at caroline@learningenterprises.org

Jess Ryan

Jess Ryan is a teaching major at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and is concentrating in environmental education. She began her involvement with LE as a volunteer in Romania for PY19, then returned as Program Director for PY20. She is thrilled to be entering her third year with LE as the Director of Programming, as well as continuing as the Romania Program Director. Jess’s experiences in Romania continue to inspire her to work with LE on furthering its mission around the globe and fostering meaningful volunteer opportunities. 

In her spare time, Jess enjoys entomology, reading, playing the piano and listening to music. She thoroughly looks forward to returning to Romania for another eventful summer with her host family and friends, as well as her new team of volunteers. 

Contact Jess at jess@learningenterprises.org

Julia Kiszkiel

Julia Kiszkiel is looking forward to beginning her service with LE as Director of Communications, and fostering meaningful connections with applicants, volunteers, and alumni. Her role as DoC is to manage LE’s social media and communications, as well as collaborate with team members to create content. With a history of digital media and passion for graphic design, she is excited to use her skills to aid in the organization’s mission. She is especially excited to hear about different cultural experiences and stories, and sharing them with the world. In her free time, she enjoys reading, doing yoga, and studying herbal medicine. 

Contact Julia at communications@learningenterprises.org